“Don’t Think My TikTok Dances Can Compare”: Coco Gauff Reviews Dance Moves of Novak Djokovic

Published 04/30/2021, 8:57 AM EDT
Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his first match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner at A Day at The Drive REUTERS/Morgan Sette


Some of the tennis players have a dancing bone that they aren’t afraid to exercise. Hence, on the occasion of International Dance Day, some tennis stars showed their dance moves. Leading the charge were World No.1 Novak Djokovic and American teenage sensation, Coco Gauff along with some assistance from Argentine ace Diego Schwartzman.

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Prominent tennis racquet brand, Head, posted a video on their social media handles showing off some of the dance skills of Coco Gauff, Novak Djokovic, and Diego Schwartzman.

Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his second round match against Italy’s Jannik Sinner REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Coco Gauff is a usual dancer on her Tiktok videos, but Novak Djokovic was seriously in a mood to dance. The 18-time Grand Slam champ was trying out various genres of dance and looked amazing and hilarious. Schwartzman, on the other hand, had basic dance steps with some members of his coaching team.

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Coco Gauff, Novak Djokovic and Diego Schwartzman’s dance

As the players were not together, they shot the videos at different locations. Thus, Gauff has now given her raw reactions to the dance performance.

“I don’t think my Tiktok dances can compare to the energy @djokernole is giving and the vibes @dieschwartzman has,” Gauff wrote on her Instagram.

As she pointed out, Djokovic’s dance was full of energy and zeal, whereas Schwartzman’s was more subtle and simple.

Nevertheless, Gauff and Schwartzman will be seen in Madrid for the Madrid Open 2021. Djokovic was seeded first and supposed to defend his title in Madrid, but the Serbian decided to play in Belgrade later in May as a pre-event to the French Open.

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Schwartzman is the seventh seed in Madrid. A good clay court player, Schwartzman is expected to perform much better than his earlier results in 2021.

Coco Gauff of the United States celebrates after winning match point. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Moving over to Gauff, she sees a tough challenge in the first round itself against former World No.1 Karolina Pliskova. On the clay, Gauff is still inexperienced, yet given her age, she should learn quickly and make inroads in elite tournaments like that of Madrid Open.

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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